SARAH Harding burst onto the scene as one fifth of the chart-topping pop group Girls Aloud.
She recently shot back into the spotlight after winning Celebrity Big Brother – but she has sadly split from boyfriend Chad Johnson. Here's Sarah's story…
PA:Press Association Sarah has remained in the public eye since Girls Aloud called it a day
Who is Sarah Harding and how old is she?
Sarah Harding is a singer and actor who found fame in Girls Aloud after auditioning for Pop Stars: The Rivals.
The group – which also features Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh – split in 2013, just a year after they reunited for their ten year anniversary.
Sarah is 35 years old and was born on November 17, 1981 in Ascot, Berkshire.
As well as being known for her life on stage, Sarah has hit headlines on numerous occasions thanks to her troubled personal life.
In 2011 the star entered a rehab facility for depression, alcohol addiction and prescription drug abuse.
She was previously engaged to DJ Tom Crane but is currently believed to be single.
Previous boyfriends include music producer Mark Foster, Theo Van Dries and Danny Dyer – who The Sun recently revealed she had a six-week affair with.
After getting drunk in Week Two of CBB, Sarah and Chad Johnson took things up a level and were later seen kissing in bed.
This all happened despite Sarah having a boyfriend outside the house when she first entered the show.
The Sun revealed him to be Aaron Lacey – a plasterer from High Wycombe.
Splash News Sarah has admitted drifting apart from Cheryl over the years as everyone gets on with their own lives
Has she fallen out with Cheryl?
Sarah has long been rumoured to have fallen out with Cheryl, and took a swipe at her former bandmate during CBB, after accusing her of "meticulously" planning her secret pregnancy.
The 35-year-old singer branded Cheryl "savvy" in a candid chat with Amelia Lily, and suggested she is a control freak.
Celebrity Big Brother housemate Amelia kicked off the chat by saying of Cheryl: "She's quite private, isn't she?"
Sarah replied: "She tries to be.
"She just knows how to work it when she wants to.
"When she wants to be seen she is, and when she doesn’t, she makes sure she isn’t.
"Like with the whole baby thing, she just plans things meticulously.”
Amelia responded: “Clever lady.”
Sarah said: “She’s savvy, I’d give her that.”
The Sun on Sunday had previously revealed in July how Cheryl had unfollowed Sarah on Twitter, sparking rumours of a feud.
What did Sarah Harding say after winning Celebrity Big Brother 2017?
CBB's tearful champion Sarah left the house to a mixed reaction from the crowd, greeted by Emma.
Sarah confirmed: "I'm in shock. It's been a bit of a tough ride. I was so out of my comfort zone, so many big personalities. I needed a new chapter and start a fresh. I just thought what better way to get out of my comfort zone and to show the viewers at home I'm just a normal girl. I've gone through a whole spectrum of emotions."
Discussing her relationship with Chad she said: "I was in a short team relationship, I was dating somebody. We (Chad) found some common ground and started hanging around together, he became my best friend in the house, he has been my rock. I had to make a difficult decision. We've been through the mill together, it's like we've known each other for months and months. We are going to see what happens, I would definitely like a future with Chad!"
But it has been a smooth transition from life inside the house for the couple as Sarah was accused of being drunk after interrupting an Instagram Live broadcast that Chad had been recording.
News Group Newspapers Ltd The star rose to fame during her time in Girls Aloud
When did Sarah Harding have an affair with Danny Dyer?
Sarah had a six-week affair with Danny Dyer in 2012 when they met on the set of Run For Your Wife in which Danny played a cabbie secretly juggling two wives.
The singer believed Dyer was single when he seduced her — but later left heartbroken when she learned he had a long-term partner, Joanne Mas who is now his wife.
A friend exclusively told The Sun: “He had told her he was living with his dad in Canning Town and that he was single.
“But eventually his mask slipped. She felt hurt and incredibly betrayed by him. They’ve seen each other a few times since and it’s been very awkward.”
Splash News Sarah is returning to TV to star in CBB
What TV shows and movies has Sarah Harding been in?
Sarah’s acting career began when she had a cameo in St Trinian’s in 2007.
The following year she starred in low budget thriller Bad Day before returning to the St Trinian’s franchise playing a student despite her age.
In between that she took on a role in BBC television film Freefall.
In 2015 Sarah appeared in Coronation Street for a few episodes playing Joni – the wife of returning character Robert Preston.
Her acting was panned by both critics and fans and she was not invited back by producers.
Sarah has also taken part in numerous TV shows, including Tumble, Celebrity Masterchef, Dating in the Dark and Celebrity Juice.
Is she dating Chad Johnson?
After meeting in the Celebrity Big Brother house, Chad and Sarah started a public and volatile relationship.
After getting drunk in Week Two, Chad and Sarah snogged passionately in bed, and then against a wall, right beside one of the house cameras.
Chad told the Diary Room at the time: "I like hanging out with Sarah. We flirt. I just want to keep hanging out with her, and see what happens."
The next day, Sarah was denying to fellow housemates that they'd had sex.
She told Sandi Bogle: "No I'm not going to do anything like that in the house, that was just a different, I don't know, I've just got to maintain some decorum while I'm in the house and respect other people."
However, despite initial doubts, the pair have continued to date outside of the house – with Sarah even putting her house up for sale amid rumours she could be moving to LA to be with him.
But on November 7, 2017 The Sun exclusively reported how the couple split after just three months together.
The long distance in their romance is mainly blamed, but Chad's "flirting" with other women was also reportedly a cause for their break up.
Sarah then went on to confirm the breakup for these reasons.
Sarah Harding tells Chad Johnson 'I want it, I want you' in bedtime session on Celebrity Big Brother
THROWING A PADDY
SLOWLY DOES IT
CAN'T LOU-SE HIM
sick eye taunt
her little man
Reach for the spars
UNITED WE STAND
- Who is Sarah Harding and how old is she?
- Has she fallen out with Cheryl?
- What did Sarah Harding say after winning Celebrity Big Brother 2017?
- When did Sarah Harding have an affair with Danny Dyer?
- What TV shows and movies has Sarah Harding been in?
- Is she dating Chad Johnson?
- THROWING A PADDY
- morning grill
- THE NODFATHER
- SLOWLY DOES IT
- CAN'T LOU-SE HIM
- sick eye taunt
- living hell
- DEAR DEIDRE
- BLING BACKLASH
- her little man
- BAD CHAD
- GORDON RAM-SING!
- TEXT SCANDAL
- Reach for the spars
- UNITED WE STAND
- docu drama